Dairy/Calf Ranch

What does a "Dairy/Calf Ranch" supplier type mean?

A "Dairy/Calf Ranch" supplier type indicates a dairy, calf ranch, or calf depot location that has been trained onsite and approved to receive, feed and market dairy calves to a feedyard, grower, or additional calf ranch location.

"Dairy/Calf Ranch" locations are eligible to become approved for the following claims: Source and Age.

All locations must be approved prior to receiving and shipping verified cattle.

What type of documentation should I see from this type of supplier?

All loads shipped from a "Dairy/Calf Ranch" should be accompanied by a Ship Card indicating the claim(s) the approved cattle represent and an individual manifest indicating individual calf identification.

Depending on the scope of the program, the oldest date of birth of the group being shipped may be an adjusted date. The appropriate date of birth (adjusted or actual) for the oldest calf on the load will be represented on the Ship Card. The individual manifest may also indicate the appropriate date of birth for each calf on the load.

If cattle have arrived without the appropriate documents, please contact the approved supplier to obtain them. If you are having difficulty obtaining these documents from the approved supplier, please contact IMI Global at (866) 395-5883.